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1 Harp Terrace

Brecon, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 1040548)

4.3

Good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful house in a lovely area."

    Very convenient as it is a very short walk from the Brecon town centre. Just outside the house is a river with a nice walkway. A lovely quiet and peaceful area surrounds the house with the benefit of being able to walk to the local pubs, restaurants and shops. The property is nice and spacious with everything you need. Comfortable beds, lovely living area and great kitchen with all the facilities for cooking. We even had a welcome basket with bread, biscuits and welsh cakes and butter and milk in the fridge. Everything was lovely and clean and we would recommend this to a friend and look to stay here next time we are staying in Brecon. Many thanks

    Reviewed by LuciaMar 2022

  • "Pros Excellent location for accessing the town and it's amenities."

    Walks along the river and canal within minutes of the door which is great for dog owners. The building is lovely and warm. Shower acceptable. Free WiFi. Good telly On street parking available. Friendly neighbours. Cons Water only lukewarm. 'Parking space' not suitable for large car, you would block the lane. No vacuum cleaner - pretty essential when walking dogs in muddy arears Sofas and dinning table not big enough for 8 Generally clean but lack of attention to details - food on placemat in drawers and in bottom of oven. Light and shaver point above sink appears to be broken and there is no mirror. The outside area is not secure for dogs and is quite small so not suitable to let dogs out to toilet in. Personal Preferences I would have liked a teapot Bed is super soft - some of us liked that - but I prefer a harder bed.

    Reviewed by MelanieJan 2022

  • "The property is in an excellent location and is a short walk away from the town centre."

    Unfortunately on arrival 2 members of our party stood on the leaves outside the house which, unbeknown to them, was hiding dog mess so that wasn't the best start. Maybe the leaves could occasionally be swept away from the front door area. The house is a good size however there wasn't enough sofas or dining table space for everyone to be sat together at the same time. The radiator in the twin room wasn't working so that room was cold which isn't ideal especially when you have children staying in there. The house is fine but just desperately needs modernising. The shower is good but the bathroom is grubby. The lock on the door was very temperamental. The kitchen facilities are good but we couldn't use the grill because there was a funny smell and you needed to perform a special trick in order to get the oven door to stay closed so dinner took a while to actually cook. A lovely stay but definitely room for improvement.

    Reviewed by LauraNov 2021

  • "Thank you for everything you gave us."

    The house was really wonderful and the bed was very comfortable. Have a nice day We will recommend it to others Thanks Kandasamy

    Reviewed by KandasamyAug 2021

  • "Great location right in the centre of the town."

    Nice touches from the owner by leaving milk and bread and quite a few more items as well.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "Fantastic location."

    Helpful hosts who solved a problem quickly. Excellent amenities and was super helpful to have all the basics (And some treats) available on arrival (Milk, bread, cereal, welsh cakes, tea loaf, fruit) We really enjoyed our stay!!

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2020

  • "The house and its position are excellent, however there are shortfalls, the main one is the lack of proper dining facillities."

    There is accomodation for for six people and the dining area has a small table with two hard benches seating four and a chair that is on its last legs. amongst the kitchen utensils there are no saucepan lids, bread knife or coffee brewing kit. Very few of the doors in the house fit properly and in the case of the bathroom door it does not lock, this makes moving about at night cumbersome and noisey. The "therapy room" was all very nice but when you consider the lack of a dining room it was of very little use (to most visitors). Details concerning recycling and rubbish collections would have been nice, we felt we were "flying blind" in the property. Despite the moans, we did enjoy the house, it just needs a bit of thought. Thank you.

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2020

  • "The cottage was perfectly fine and catered for what we needed."

    If we had to be picky then the following was noted: My in - laws stayed with us and did have to contact the owner to provide more cutlery, which they did. The living room was okay but I am not sure it would be comfortable for 8 people. There was a locked room at the front of the property which would have been ideal as a separate space to relax. It contained another sofa and a chair, We were intrigued as to why we couldn't use it. There was also no instructions as to what to do with the bins etc. Thankfully the neighbor sorted it for us. It did look like the property was finished in a rush to get it ready but this is understandable I suppose under these strange times. One benefit would be a dishwasher, as this is self catering there is lots of washing up with this amount of people. The gas oven was also tricky to use. Some better storage in the bedrooms, it was adequate but not brilliant. Oh and some mirrors in the bedrooms! In all though it is in a brilliant spot, and we had an enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by KellyAug 2020

  • "The cottage was well presented, very clean and had all the expected amenities."

    The owner had also provided basics like jam, cereal, tea and coffee which were nice touches. A wonderful place to stay within a short walking distance to the town centre and walking paths along the canal.

    Reviewed by AliciaJul 2020

  • "Accommodation was perfectly located."

    All newly furnished so very clean and smart throughout. Amy the owner was very helpful and quick to deal with the couple of minor issues we had on arrival. We had a lovely stay. Note free parking is difficult but there is a pay and display car park a 10 second walk from the house, worth bearing in mind!

    Reviewed by ShaunaJul 2020

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Gas oven and hob, fridge, washing machine, microwave
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking for one car opposite property, with extra roadside and parking payable locally
  • Small enclosed courtyard with bench
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: The second-floor bedrooms have sloping ceilings, please take care.

The property

Offering a charming gateway into the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, this end-of-terrace cottage hosts a spacious interior and a fabulous central position in the town of Brecon.

1 Harp Terrace is a great choice for a large family or a group of walkers wanting to explore this glorious area of South Wales, with four bedrooms and a layout over three floors, everyone can find a snug spot.

Enter into the property after an invigorating ramble and be welcomed into a homely sitting room; find a large and inviting corner sofa to sink into with a cup of tea as you turn on the gas fire, adding a welcoming aura to the property.

When you're not dining out in one of the lovely restaurants in Brecon, enjoy rustling up a home-cooked meal within the kitchen/diner; this spacious room holds all you need by way of appliances, including a gas cooker and hob, as well as a washing machine for all your laundry needs, helpful for longer stays.

Completing this floor is the rear boot room to store your walking boots and coats, as well as a handy cloakroom with basin and WC.

Find a sweet little courtyard outside with a bench for seating, offering a space to catch some fresh air in the mornings and let your four-legged friends stretch their legs.

Head upstairs to discover two large double bedrooms, enjoying high ceilings and attractive furnishings, while the bathroom lies across the hall, here you can soak in the bath for a peaceful moment, or enjoy a hot shower in the morning to begin your day well.

Travel another set of stairs to the second floor and come to the final two rooms; a twin bedroom and a double bedroom both featuring beneath sloping ceilings, with lovely views of the hills beyond the town from the windows.

The town of Brecon has a lot to offer in the form of history, from its 11th century modest cathedral with beautiful stained glass, to the Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh, showcasing military history and exhibits, and the Brecon Canal Basin where you can embark on a delightful stroll along the waters.

Just five miles away is the Cantref Adventure Farm where a host of fun can be had, watch the children play on the indoor and outdoor play zones, watch animal shows, bottle feed some lambs, and place your bets on a pig race, whilst the centre is also home to a riding school, embark on a pony trek across the Brecon Beacons offering a unique way to see the landscape.

Further east, around seven miles from Brecon, you can accept the Sky Trek Challenge at Llangorse Multi Activity Centre including zip-lining, climbing and abseiling, perfect for thrill seekers, while those who prefer to be on solid ground can walk around the beautiful Llangors Lake.

Keen walkers will be most interested in exploring the amazing Pen y Fan, a picturesque peak with a Bronze Age burial chamber at the summit, head up here to experience staggering views across the Beacons, with several other peaks to incorporate into your walks such as Cribyn with its dramatic sandstone escarpment, Fan y Big which resembles the peak of a bird's bill, and Waun Rydd.

Brecon is also within easy reach of Hay-on-Wye, Builth Wells and Abergavenny, all lively towns offering even more choice of amenities and local history.

Spend your Welsh adventure in the Brecon Beacons at 1 Harp Terrace.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

BRECON

Hay-on-Wye 15 miles; Builth Wells 16 miles; Abergavenny 20 miles.

On the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park lies the historic cathedral town of Brecon, boasting beautiful Georgian and Jacobean architecture, many museums, a theatre and cinema, individual shops, restaurants and inns serving real ales and local food. The Brecon Beacons National Park offers the avid walker and keen cyclist spectacular scenery at any time of the year, with rolling countryside and valleys and the wild beauty of waterfalls and caves. The park is home to traditional market towns, castles, ancient monuments and miles of canal where many pretty walks can be enjoyed. For the less energetic, pony trekking, canal cruising or the local Brecon Steam Railway are a must. Travel a little further to Hay-on-Wye with its numerous book shops, visit the craft and collectors’ fairs and the four day Royal Welsh Agricultural Show at Builth Wells, or explore the delightful medieval town of Abergavenny. A perfect base for an all-year-round family holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas